Spanish Glass Bottles & Glasses in Wood Carrying Case,
The Real Fábrica de Cristales de La Granja,
"Royal Factory of Glass and Crystal of La Granja" San Ildefonso (Segovia),
A remarkable set of superb Spanish glass bottles and stoppers in two sizes with accompanying drinking glasses finely decorated with three gold bands including roses around the shoulders of the bottles and leaves around the glasses in their original wood and metal carrying casket. The large bottles are placed within slots to each side and in the center- a lower section for the smaller bottles with a tray of glasses above. In excellent condition with no rubbing. One large bottle with small chip to underside of the flange at top of bottle- not visible from above.
Dimensions: Case: 12 inches high x 16 inches wide x 11 inches deep; Large Bottles: 10 1/4 inches high x 4 1/4 inches wide x 2 3/4 inches deep; Small Bottles: 6 3/4 inches high x 2 3/4 inches; Large Stemmed glass: 4 1/2 inches x 2 1/2 inches diameter; Smaller Stemmed Glass: 4 inches high x 2 inches diameter; Pair of Tumblers: 2 1/4 inches high x 2 3/4 inches diameter.
Reference: The factory was established in 1727 by Philip V of Spain. In that year, funded by the crown, the Catalan artisan Buenaventura Sit installed a small oven that manufactured float glass for the windows and mirrors of the Royal Palace of La Granja de San Ildefonso, which was under construction in the 1720s. Sit had previously worked at Nuevo Baztán where a glass factory failed because of inadequate fuel supplies. At La Granja, there was an abundant supply of wood for the factory in the Sierra de Guadarrama. Bartolome Sureda y Miserol, previously director of the Real Fabrica de Porcelana del Buen Retiro, the Real Fabrica de Pano in Guadalajara, and the Real Fabrica de Loza de la Moncloa, became director of the Real Fábrica de Cristales de La Granja in 1822. Glass blowing and glassware production could be viewed at the factory. The wares of the royal factory were exported to the Americas, which caused financial losses to the other countries that exported as well.
|Dealer||Earle D. Vandekar of Knightsbridge, Inc.|
|Measurements||Case: 12 inches high x 16 inches wide x 11 inches deep; Large Bottles: 10 1/4 inches high x 4 1/4 inches wide x 2 3/4 inches deep; Small Bottles: 6 3/4 inches high x 2 3/4 inches|
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|Contact||Paul Vandekar, 212-308-2022 or firstname.lastname@example.org|